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Originally Posted by LivingChampion;15241605 
Doesn't HF just disable all the equalizer and virtual sound stuff? How does this make it better? I am kinda new to this stuff.

Yes. All those bells and whistles modify the sound in a bad way according to many people, including myself.

Having said that, I had a Xonar DX and thought it was only so-so.
    
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Uninstalling the realtek drivers and disabling them via bios did great. I think it actually sounds better now. The environment effects actually work on my headphones now, it didn't work before for some reason. I don't use them, but it works though.
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How does it sound terrible? And honestly I'm part of the crowd who believe that if you can't hear distortion or the crosstalk then realtek is perfectly fine. RMAA shows a ONE db drop off at 16khz (you aren't gonna hear a 1db drop off) and my hearing falls off after 18khz so it sounds perfectly normal.

I don't see how adding a soundcard could make it sound more "open", less "veiled" and w/e, but its all subjective. I'm a frequency response guy however and when people talk about how adding a soundcard gets rid of all the bloated bass and w/e.... rightmark graph proves them otherwise. Realtek is flat until about 12-14khz.
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Try switching your analogue out to speakers instead of headphones.
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How does it sound terrible? And honestly I'm part of the crowd who believe that if you can't hear distortion or the crosstalk then realtek is perfectly fine. RMAA shows a ONE db drop off at 16khz (you aren't gonna hear a 1db drop off) and my hearing falls off after 18khz so it sounds perfectly normal.

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frequency response does not measure distortion!!!
Bloated bass can refer to giving the headphone drivers more power meaning their phase response is better = tighter bass.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by LivingChampion;15243404 
Uninstalling the realtek drivers and disabling them via bios did great. I think it actually sounds better now. The environment effects actually work on my headphones now, it didn't work before for some reason. I don't use them, but it works though.

I think that's more along the lines of a placebo effect..
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